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Tue February 4, 2014
More Snow on the Way; Metro-North Upgrades Coming
A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning for the next snow storm that could start out as sleet and bring another eight inches of new snow. Temperatures will be in the low 20s on Monday night.
Metro-North Upgrades Begin
Work began Monday on a $10 million upgrade to Metro-North‘s New Haven line that will increase the power supply. Governor Dannel Malloy, along with state transportation Commissioner James Redeker and other officials, announced a plan to replace transformers that could also prevent power failures. Malloy said he has been working to increase investments to the railroad that he says have been lacking for decades.
East Haven Makes Progress
A U.S. Department of Justice report says East Haven has made significant progress in the year since Mayor Joseph Maturo signed a consent decree with federal authorities requiring changes in the Police Department to ensure an end to bias. The New Haven Register reports the 365-day compliance report was filed this past week.
Federal Government Profits from Student Loans
Senator Richard Blumenthal says he is astonished that the federal government earned an estimated $66 billion in profit from student loans that originated between 2007 and 2012. A previous congressional report estimated that the government will make an additional $185 billion in profits on new student loans made over the next ten years.